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Obituaries September 2021

Condolences to the family of Bernard (Bernie) Bublick who died on August 22..He is survived by his nephew, David (Kristy) King,and great-niece and great-nephew,  Olivia and Mason King. Memorials may be made in Bernie’s name to Congregation Micah


Condolences to the family of David Myer Carney, 93, of Louisville, formerly of Nashville, who died August 16. David graduated in 1946 from Cohn High School in Nashville.  Seventeen years later, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with an engineering degree.  In the interim, he served in the army where his nickname was “Bulldog Dave”. He took over his family’s small auto-parts store, Carney Auto, on Charlotte Ave., after the death of his father. He and his wife, Betty. started their lives together in Nashville in 1961, moved to Lexington and made Louisville their home in 1965, where they raised their six children.   

David never met a stranger. His strong southern drawl was charismatic. He was a keen entrepreneur as a builder, developer and restaurant owner. David started his development career under his mentor, Emanuel Schatten.  David was instrumental in developing the Lion’s Head complex in Nashville.  He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, including being the Past President; West End Synagogue; B'nai B'rith International; Nashville Scottish Rite; and a 10th Degree Mason. He was also Past President of the Louisville Jewish Day School and of the Louisville Apartment Association.  He was lovingly known as the "Rabbi" at Shalom Towers in Louisville. 

David was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Frances Hanover Carney; his parents, Will and Celia (Epstein) Carney; and his brother, Robert Carney. 

He is survived by his six children, Marc Carney (Sandra) of Newton, Mass.; Michael Carney (Abby) of Highland Park, Ill.; Martin Carney (Ellen) of Prospect, Ky.; Marla Grossman (Jeffrey) of Atlanta, Ga.; Marilyn Carney of Louisville; and Caren Bailen (Michael) of Prospect, Ky.; 13 grandchildren whom he adored; and many nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be sent to the Betty Hanover Carney Mahzor Fund, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205 or the charity of your choice. 


Condolences to the family of Lois Herskowitz who died on September 7, She is survived by her son, Paul (Nancy) Hershkowitz; her grandchildren, Matthew (Melinda) Hershkowitz and Kory (Dena) Hershkowitz; and her great-grandchildren, Parker, Maya, Lily and Abby. 

Memorials may be made in Lois’ name to Congregation Micah


Condolences to the family of Max Edward Mendelsohn, who passed away on September12. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, his sister, Joan Mehlman, and his five nephews. The family has made private funeral arrangements. 




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